Who Gets Saved?

As soon as we read this verse, we ask, “Who are His people?” In other words, Who can be saved? To put it another way, How can we be saved? Throughout his Gospel, Matthew tells us what Jesus said about this: “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand [has drawn near]” (4:17 “Follow Me…” (4:19) Blessed are the poor in spirit,… those who mourn,… the meek,…those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,…the merciful,… the pure in heart,…the peacemakers,… those who are persecuted…” (5:3-10). “In this manner, therefore, pray: “Our Father in heaven…forgive us our debts,… do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one” (6:9, 12, 13). “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you” (7:7). “Enter by the narrow gate…Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven” ((7:13, 21). “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me…” (11:28-29). “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me” (16:24). “Unless you are converted and become [like] little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven” (18:3). “He who endures to the end will be saved…Therefore, whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven” (10:22,32).